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Are Your Previous Tenants Clinging to Your Travis County Rental Property?

Stack of Labeled Boxes for Tenants Who are Moving Out of Your Travis County Rental Property

Nobody wants to keep switching homes, especially renters. When renters live in a rental home for many years, they can develop a strong bond with the property, and they might have a sense of belonging to it even after they turn in their keys. If they did not take the move very well, tenants might take advantage of their prior occupancy by storing personal items on your Travis County property, coming back to pick up their mail, or even accessing the internet.

Some renters do not realize that they are trespassing and violating the law when they return to the property to finish up tasks or access amenities they used to enjoy. They don’t understand that by giving the keys back to the property owner or the property management company, they are also giving up their rights to do the things they used to do while they were living on the property legally.

As a responsible property owner, you should let your tenants know these important facts. Some of them may not understand that property owners and property management professionals need to enter the property after a renter vacates to assess the condition of the home and start preparations for the next tenant. They need to know that turning in their keys means giving up their right to possession and even giving up their right to personal property left at the rental home.

Helping your renters understand how to handle their move-out process is an important part of a successful rental process. Offering instructions for moving out, such as providing a checklist of necessary tasks, may go a long way toward helping your tenants complete the move-out correctly. Tenants should be told that the required move-out tasks, such as forwarding mail, moving out all possessions, and cleaning the property, must be finished before the last transfer of keys. It is also important to explain that access to the property and all amenities are no longer allowed.

These kinds of conversations are our specialty at Real Property Management Advisors. Our property management professionals can manage the move-out process from start to finish, making sure that your tenants have the information and resources they need to surrender the property when they turn in the keys. For more information about how our Travis County property management services can benefit you, contact us online or call us at 512-777-2597.

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